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Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

It's easy to think that once cars start driving themselves most of our traffic woes will be eliminated. Robocars are supposed to be better drivers and better driving should mean less gridlock. Unfortunately, that drop in bumper to bumper hell won't b… Source: Engadget | Audi: Autonomous cars alone won’t solve traffic jams

Google is using AI to run its data center cooling systems

Google's data centers hold thousands of servers and they power everything from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube. But those data centers need to be kept cool in order for those servers to run reliably. A couple of years ago, Google began applying AI… Source: Engadget | Google is using AI to run its data …

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Ford is saying goodbye to cars and hello to batteries

Ford made waves recently when it announced it would stop producing cars (except for the iconic Mustang) — in favor of SUVs, trucks and other large vehicles — for the United States. It wasn't a big surprise and if anything it was expected since SUV… Source: Engadget | Ford is saying goodbye to cars and …

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VW and Renault promise electric car sharing services

Automaker-run EV sharing services are still novelties now, but they could be plentiful before long. Both Volkswagen and Renault have announced plans for electric car sharing services in a bid to promote "sustainable mobility." VW's We platform will… Source: Engadget | VW and Renault promise electric car sharing services

Ocean waves show Earth's CO2 imbalance is greater than expected

Scientists might need to tweak their understanding of climate change in the near future. British researchers have determined that ocean waves play a considerably more important role in trapping carbon dioxide than previously thought. Their studies… Source: Engadget | Ocean waves show Earth's CO2 imbalance is greater than expected

Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

VW might not be the only German car maker that has to deal with a full-fledged diesel emissions scandal. To start, Germany has ordered Daimler to recall Mercedes-Benz Vito diesel vans for allegedly cheating on emissions tests limiting nitrogen oxide… Source: Engadget | Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

Wonders of Wildlife

Springfield, Missouri — This story begins in a liquor store. That's where, in 1971, Johnny Morris first launched his Bass Pro Shops fishing and hunting empire, selling lures, bait and tackle amid the bottles of Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's in one… Source: Engadget Wonders of Wildlife

BMW i3 batteries provide energy storage for UK wind farm

The UK is now home to one of the largest energy storage projects using EV batteries. Vattenfall has connected a total of 500 BMW i3 batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm in Wales, creating the biggest co-located installation in the UK. The… Source: Engadget

Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and ha… Source: Engadget